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Mar 12th, 2015, 07:56 AM
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Euro Quiz # 73 - (Thursday) Pose Your Questions!

Trying a new bent today in making a quiz that is participatory - most folks who are not blockaded in their houses by mountains of snow (quickly melting however) don't have time to create a whole quiz - which does take time to verify facts, etc. so I thought today I'd try to start by asking one question and then have anyone who would ask another question or two - until we get the usual ten questions.

we'll see how it works:

I'll start:

1- What is the capital of Liechtenstein? Where is Lichtenstein located - between which two countries?

Who's next? Pleeeeeze!

2- ???????????
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:09 AM
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1. Vaduz? something like that, between Austria and Switzerland

2. What is the official currency of Liechtenstein?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:14 AM
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too easy - tom-mn got it already.

Don't know the currency off the top of my head but I'll make a stab at the swiss franc.

I'll try and think of one to pass on.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:18 AM
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annhig: you are correct. I was a little surprised to find that out because I knew that Liechtenstein supported Hitler so I thought would be more closely allied with Austria. As a result the prince lost his royal estate in Bohemia after the war.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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What is the price of bus trips in Liechtenstein?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:30 AM
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tom_mn - i was guessing but sort of drawing on going there an extremely long time ago, when it seemed closer to Switzerland than Austria. Also it's not in the EU so it was unlikely to have joined the eurozone.

Here's no 2:

what is the link between a well known UK department store and 2 islands with the same name that are both cut off at high tide, and where will I find them?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:41 AM
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What is the price of bus trips in Liechtenstein?> Free - because of the money laundering for rich Germans, including politicians, the gov't coffers are overslowing?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:54 AM
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"what is the link between a well known UK department store and 2 islands with the same name that are both cut off at high tide, and where will I find them"

St Michael's Mount (Normandy and Cornwall)
St Michael - on bras and knickers up and down the land (Marks and Spencer)????????
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:55 AM
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Following on from annhig: Name the 5 European countries not in the EU that use the euro for their currency?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 08:57 AM
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Actually looks like there are 6.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:00 AM
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Six indeed.
Vatican, San Marino, Monaco, Andorra, Kosovo, Montenegro.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:06 AM
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Cowboy is right, I thought from the map is was Macedonia, but a web search says Kosovo is the sixth.

I'd ask for 5 countries (not former or current US territories) using the US$ but it is not really on topic. The Asian one is interesting, though.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:11 AM
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Is it the Phillipines that uses the American greenback? But guess not as Phillipines was a U S colony - Panama would be one I think though not Asian.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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Hint: Asian (SMALL) country gained independence in 1999.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:47 AM
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P you are right.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 09:59 AM
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5. Name the palace just west of Paris that burned in the Franco-Prussian war. It was Napoleon's preferred residence. It is now the site of a large park and garden. Part of the original palace was moved to Bulgaria and incorporated into a royal building there.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 10:13 AM
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"gained independence in 1999."

Would that be East Timor?
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Mar 12th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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flanner is correct, one would think the Aussie dollar would make more sense for them.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 10:20 AM
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"one would think the Aussie dollar would make more sense for them."

I think that would be rubbing the Indonesians' nose in it.
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Mar 12th, 2015, 10:43 AM
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6. When you leave this European airport you find two official taxi ranks with taxis from two different countries waiting next to eachother. Where is this airport and from which two countries are the taxis?
Hint: Switzerland has nothing to do with it.
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